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Athletic Body in Balance

Athletic Body in Balance

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    Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. Traditional conditioning builds a fitness base, but modern sports training takes into account athletic movement patterns. Athletic Body in Balance is the first guide of its kind to show you how to train for smooth, fluid movement and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries.

    Physical therapist and sports conditioning expert Gray Cook has proven the effectiveness of his approach through the performances of athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, WNBA, and Reebok® University’s sports training system. Cook’s methods will help you identify functional weaknesses; correct imbalances; explore your potential; and refine sport-specific movement skills such as jumping, kicking, cutting, and turning. You will see where conditioning is breaking down and how to get your body back on track.

    Whereas other books concentrate on maximizing your strengths, Athletic Body in Balance focuses on exposing and overcoming your weaknesses to form a foundation for long-term training gains. Learn how to maintain what you gain and build on your improvements. Make this comprehensive assessment tool your training guide. Prepare and repair your body for ultimate athletic performance with Athletic Body in Balance.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Athletic Movement
    Chapter 1. Mind and Movement
    Chapter 2. Identifying Weak Links
    Chapter 3. Analyzing Movement
    Chapter 4. Developing Resistance to Injury

    Part II. Mobility and Stability
    Chapter 5. Mobility and Stability Testing
    Chapter 6. Balance Training
    Chapter 7. Core Training

    Part III. Strength and Endurance
    Chapter 8. Strength and Endurance Testing
    Chapter 9. Movement Imbalance Training
    Chapter 10. Strength and Endurance Exercises

    Part IV. Power, Speed, and Agility
    Chapter 11. Power, Speed, and Agility Testing
    Chapter 12. Speed and Quickness Training
    Chapter 13. Power, Speed, and Agility Drills

    Part V. Performance Programs
    Chapter 14. Rotation and Swinging
    Chapter 15. Throwing and Striking
    Chapter 16. Jumping and Kicking
    Chapter 17. Cutting and Turning
    Chapter 18. Progress Evaluation